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Downloads: Firefox 8.0.1 | All builds

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Homepage: Mozilla Firefox

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It's not there because they're still building it. The last attempt (for Windows) failed to compile.

Is it specific languages that fail to compile? Post #1 and FileHippo both point to en-US/Firefox Setup 8.0.1.exe. Where is FileHippo getting their file from.

I wonder if post #4 matches FileHippo:

Name: Firefox Setup 8.0.1.exe

Size: 14,752,872

Hash: D775D121A0799FF9C448201A533CA7D9

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It's a bit hard to tell, as the link in post#4 is dead -- the file was yanked because it didn't work.

The 8.0.1 RC from yesterday, which is, er WAS, probably a later build than the FileHippo one is also now out-of-date itself.

The FileHippo one may even be the early version that crashed.

Last time I checked, it's going to be another day (i.e. tomorrow) before it's all built again.

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Not much to this update anyway. From what I hear only Mac users will get it through auto-update, since it fixes a Java bug in Macs. For Windows and Linux, it's an optional update - you need it only if you run an old version of Roboform, Firefox has been blocking those for no good reason and this update will fix that.

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I agree. Not much for Windows users and pretty irresponsible of the news sites and FileHippo to link to a test version which didn't work.

For Macs, however, it's really needed, as the Java bug has risen from nowhere to being the #1 top crash on a Mac ever since the new Java update* was released back on about 8th or 9th November.

*That's Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 (for Snow Leopard) & Java for OS X Lion Update 1.

For RoboForm, I think it's the other way round. There's an incompatibility causing a crash on startup, so some versions need blocking. There's more to it that just updating the blocklist -- it seems Firefox also needs patching for this.

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Just to confirm, and amplify, what has already been said

... From what I hear only Mac users will get it through auto-update ...

If you are running 8.0 on Windows or Linux, you will not see any form of auto-update (to 8.0.1).

If you are running 8.0 on Windows or Linux, and you check for updates manually you will still be told that Firefox is up-to-date. (You still won't get 8.0.1.)

Only Mac 8.0 users will receive the update to 8.0.1 either automatically or manually.

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For RoboForm, I think it's the other way round. There's an incompatibility causing a crash on startup, so some versions need blocking. There's more to it that just updating the blocklist -- it seems Firefox also needs patching for this.

What's new in Firefox 8.0.1

  • Fixed Mac OS X crash that occurred in certain instances when a Java Applet is loaded with Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_29 installed.
  • Fixed Windows startup crash caused by RoboForm versions older than 7.6.2.

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